Questions tagged [mystery]

A puzzle that involves figuring out what happened with regard to a certain incident through analyzing clues and deducing conclusions.

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The secret research of Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth (a murder mystery puzzle)

The poster on the university bulletin board is definitely trying to drum up some hype: One Night Only Be one of the privileged individuals present when Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth reveals ...
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Locate the hacker

This is my first time making one of these. Hopefully it's not too easy (or too difficult). Let me know what you think. If people enjoy this I will make more! It is May 26th, 2016 After years on the ...
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Good Apple Hunting

The boys brought him in for questioning, but I didn't think he had anything to do with this. Not really. I just had to know if he knew anything pertinent about that strange passage in the old man's ...
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The cryptic college campus killer

You are gathered around the latest victim with your partner. This has been the fourth one this month, and yet you are no closer to solving the mystery. The victim is a history student, apparently lead ...
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Watching moments in a cat's life: friction

It's in the little moments It's in the grand schemes In galaxies, as well as the life story of each sand grain, It drives some insane, it keeps some in their lane, it leads some to abstain Me? I'm ...
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Eight Suspects and a Crazy Executioner

A group of 8 suspects; 3 wearing red shirts, 2 wearing green shirts and 3 wearing blue shirts. Eye-witness claims to have seen 3 people in the scene, the shirt of one of them appeared red, while the ...
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Computations of an old woman

Recently I met a Polish woman who showed me something very interesting. Apparently her mother kept notebooks which she filled with strange calculations, never telling anyone what they were for. From ...
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Find the painting

A famous painting of Julius Caesar has been stolen from a museum. The thief, being a cryptic lover, has left these clues behind. “I have left the painting somewhere within the city.” The letter ...
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Watch the video and figure out who stole the documents?

Ms. Shipra is a renowned scientist in TIFR, Mumbai. She recently discovered a new way of gaining huge energy from the water-current at a much lower cost. Considering its future application, many ...
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Mysterious Murder Mystery 4

The sky is dark, filled with black clouds. The sun, high in the sky, still shining, trying to cut through the dark, thick, black clouds. The moon, slowly turning red, slowly taking over. You hear a ...
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Death cases of computer technician

Police found the body of a computer technician in front of his computer, with a belly wound. There was a possibility of the victim bleeding to death after being stabbed with a sharp object. There were ...
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Caesar and the Roman Murders

Caesar was quietly sipping a good cup of coffee at a cafe in Rome when a police officer suddenly approached him. We need you, (s)he said! We have a very complicated case and the primary victims here ...
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Who is the murderer? - logic puzzle

Three men are arrested on charges of murder. They make the following statements. First suspect: I'm not guilty of murder. Second suspect: the third suspect is the murderer. Third suspect: the first ...
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Trying to understand an unusual timestamp encountered on the web

I am writing an API to crawl a popular website, eksisozluk, kind of like Turkey's reddit, but more text based. On this website, you can get a list of the popular posts from the path /basliklar/...
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There's a Ghost of a Chance!

It's the eve of Halloween, and everyone is gathering for the Monster Bash at the Monster Mansion. The same haunts are hosting this year's event: Count Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, Wolfman, Mummy, ...
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Detective, what is the password?

The police suspect a teenager named Joe of planning to murder his ex-girlfriend's entire family. The evidence is locked in Joe's computer. Failing to hack into the computer, the police find Joe's ...
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Murdered down the Rabbit Hole (a long logic puzzle)

Backstory Disaster has struck for Leporidae throughout the fantasy realm -- a mass carrot famine has wreaked havoc upon all existences but our own. Because of this, 25 of the leading fantasy bunnies, ...
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Old Gregory had a farm: The Missing Eggs

Gregory is a farmer and every morning he makes sure to harvest the eggs of his chickens. He has 72 chickens and 12 chickens in each cage, so a total of 6 cages. Each of his chickens lays only one egg ...
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Tartar sauce, Gary!

My pet underwater snail just chewed up this poem I've been working on! I convinced him to spit it out, but I could only salvage one verse (you know how long I like to make my poems) and the lines are ...
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You stand in a forest… Where are you?

You stand in a forest, So black, dark, Light can’t quite wind around the dry, tough bark. Trees are all you can see, But change your viewpoint even slightly; And a brighter vista it may indeed ...
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Who stole my laptop?

It’s obvious that one of my “friends” was lying to me back in March this year. Someone who knew I’d be gone stole my $1,500 laptop and my crappy old broken microwave (I probably won’t ask for that one ...
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Man shot from inside car - how did the killer escape? [closed]

A man was shot dead in his car. The doors are closed, and locked. The windows are up. The keys are in the ignition. It's clear from the fragmentation around the bullet hole in the front windshield ...
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A Murder Most Foul: Alicia Adams

Forgive me if this matches an existing murder mystery. I tried to search before writing this one up Outside the office building, sirens wailed and flashing lights illuminated the snow covered ground. ...
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James Bond : No Access

James Bond, while working on a top-secret case for many weeks in deep enemy territory, finally collected and stored lots of critical files on his tight-security Linux system. Even though the system ...
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Mysterious Murder Mystery [closed]

Last year, December 21, 2013, you were awarded the "#1 Detective in the World" for solving more than 50 murders. Your boss gave you a promotion, contingent upon your moving to Chicago. You agreed and ...
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Puzzle: Covert spy investigation

You are working for the CIA as a spy. One day you get a secret offer from the US president to spy on the CIA for him and to go and investigate the truth about a CIA covert operation which happened 10 ...
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The Pirates of Beal Isle - very long logic grid puzzle

Story Let me tell ye a tale: Somewhere northeast o' the Bahamas there be a tiny scrap o' rocks stickin' up out o' the sea known as Beal Island. It be a barren, rocky place, and no man ever called it ...
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Four people in a dark lift

This is an old puzzle and won't take long to be solved, but I think it's a useful addition to the site. In a hotel in France at the time of the German occupation, two men and two women are in a ...
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Man’s Best Friend

I loved my best friend. He was always there for me. I brought him home on my own when I was young, but my parents didn’t like him at all. They would always yell at me whenever I’d share my food with ...
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Double whammy murder case! What happened?

It's Friday the 13th, and you and a group of 7 friends from the "Survivor" club belonging to University LeMao (A, B, C, D, E, F, and G) go camping. You're all pretty good friends, and talk quite a ...
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Murder of the President - Part 6

This is Part 6 of the Murder of the President brainteaser/riddle series. If you have not already, check out the answers for Murder of the President - Part 1 posted by Nit Murder of the President - ...
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Murder of the President - Part 5

This is Part 5 of the Murder of the President brainteaser/riddle series. If you have not already, check out the answers for Murder of the President - Part 1 posted by Nit, Murder of the President - ...
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Murder of the President - Part 4

This is Part 4 of the Murder of the President brainteaser/riddle series. If you have not already, check out the answers for Murder of the President - Part 1 posted by Nit and the answers for Murder of ...
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Murder of the President - Part 3

This is Part 3 of the Murder of the President brainteaser/riddle. If you have not already, you might want to see the answer for Murder of the President - Part 1 posted by Nit and the answer for Murder ...
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Murder of the President - Part 2

This is Part 2 of the Murder of the President brainteaser/riddle series. If you have not already, you might want to see the answer for Murder of the President - Part 1 posted by Nit before you begin ...
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Murder of the President - Part 1

I am trying something new. This detective riddle/brainteaser will be the first of 5+ parts in a case to solve the murder of the president. Each part will give you a clue (usually a place to go for the ...
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Who is the killer now?

One day the local police from the Stack Exchange community received a concerned call from one of the bakeshop owners nearby. Police: Good Morning, this is S.E. Police. How may I help you? Bakeshop ...
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Choose a picture

This is my first time to make a puzzle so it might be simply and easy. You are trapped in a huge room. You found 5 different pictures on the wall. Picture A- A red circle with a green background ...
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Conversation with a cop - please explain

I've heard the following second half of a story: A policeman got out of the car and saw the boy. He walked up to him and said amiably, "What's your name?" "Shut up!" the boy replied. "...
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Who committed the murder?

Inspector Rottman is investigating the murder of a young clergy assistant in the quiet village of Roeville. Having already done some detective work, he has the following three main suspects: ...
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Strategy for solving many-clue detective puzzles [closed]

There are some puzzles that require sorting out many possible clues, such as The SErial Killer's killer and Mysterious Murder Mystery 3. They are often mysteries. What is a good way to organize ...